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Robert J. "Bob" Shafer Sr.

January 12, 1941 — February 27, 2022

Middleport: Robert J. “Bob” Shafer Sr. age 81, passed away February 27, 2022. He was born January 12, 1941 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Carl and Florene (Hatt) Shafer.

Bob owned and operated Shafer’s Farm in Middleport. He was an honorary member of the Middleport Fire Department. Bob enjoyed going camping, fishing, watching NASCAR, and the Buffalo Bills. He was always known for a good laugh and his “dad jokes” being not funny at all.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Wilbur Shafer, Jane Mosher, and nephew, Mason Shafer.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Anita Shafer, children, Robert J. (Mae) Shafer Jr., Bonnie Shafer, Jackie (John) Woolbright, grandchildren, Matthew Woolbright, Kaytlin Woolbright, Lisa Shafer, great-grandson, John Karr, stepchildren, Karen (Bruce) Rutherford, Janice (William) Whetstone, Julie (late Lou) Santos, Sandee (Donald) Lepkoske, several more step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home 38 State St. Middleport, NY 14105 on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 3:00-6:00pm. A private graveside service will be held at Hartland Central Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to the Middleport Fire Department.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home

38 State St, Middleport, NY 14105

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